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Pecan Sandies

Pecan Sandies are buttery, nutty, and chewy cookies that are anything but basic and loaded with lots of sweet delicious flavor. Simple to make and incredibly tasty.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Resting Time5 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pecan sandies
Servings: 6
Calories: 350kcal


  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup finely chopped pecans


  • Begin the recipe by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F. and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Next use an electric hand mixer or stand mixer on medium speed to mix together the ½ cup butter and ½ cup granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Reduce the speed of the mixer to low and slowly add in the 1 cup all-purpose flour, ¼ teaspoon salt, and continue mixing until combined.
  • Add in the 1 large egg yolk and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Lastly, add in the ½ cup chopped pecans and mix at low speed just until the ingredients are combined.
  • Scoop the dough using a cookie scoop to form a 1-inch small cookie ball (about 1 tablespoon), place it on the prepared baking sheet. Gently press down to flatten the top and form each cookie.
  • Place the cookie sheet into the oven to bake for about 8 to 10 minutes until the cookies are set and the bottom has lightly browned.
  • Carefully remove from the oven and allow the cookies to cool on the sheet for 5 minutes before removing them to cool on the rack completely. Enjoy!
  • Store the pecan sandies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days.


Calories: 350kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 234mg | Potassium: 69mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 519IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg